The Ivy Hall Review

The Ivy Hall Review is a compilation of literary achievements by current and alumni students of SCAD. Created by Professor Darby Sanders in 2012, it is a student based publication updated each month with a different featured writer. 

All contributions to the Ivy Hall Review  may be done through our Contribute page. Students are likewise urged to contact their respective editor regarding any questions about contributions. 

SCAD Atlanta’s Writing Program

SCAD’s writing curriculum boasts a plethora of avenues for any writer. As a result, SCAD the Writing Program fosters great talent in its students. We are likewise honored to host incredible faculty, each of whom has shown themselves to be of great literary talent in their own careers. Pieces offered by SCAD Featured Writers are often pulled straight from class exercises, as a testament to the growth writers undergo during their time at SCAD. 

Ivy Hall 

SCAD Atlanta’s Writing Program finds its home at Ivy Hall. First known as the Peters House, Ivy Hall was rehabilitated by SCAD to preserve one of the first homes in Georgia thought to fully embody the Queen Anne-Victorian architectural style. The 4,339-square-foot structure is thought to be Atlanta’s oldest, most complete and single most important residence from  the post-Civil War period known as the New South. A magnificent and majestic venue, the facility provides a stimulating and creative learning environment for the university’s writing program and is the ideal setting for prominent authors to share their works and professional experiences.

The Editors

Graduate Editor, Lila Dostal 

Lila Dostal, 26, is a current graduate writing student at SCAD Atlanta. She is an alumni of the University of Montevallo, where she earned a B.A in English with a minor in Creative Writing. A former English teacher and published underneath a limited license, Dostal is the author if The Cry of the South, and L’Epoque. In her free time, she enjoys reading about the Victorian and Edwardian era, as well as making handmade journals.


Undergraduate Editor, Caitlin Havens 

Caitlin Havens, 20, is a current SCAD Atlanta writing student. She moved to Georgia from New York when she was five years old and has grown up around the city since then. In High School, she independently studied artistic fields, soon becoming interested in pursuing a creative career. It all started by telling stories through pictures and down that road, she discovered the written word was more important to her than the visual. Fiction is her favorite genre to write in, but from time to time she will find herself writing creative non-fiction.

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